(b 1725; d 1789). French furniture-maker. He was received as a master menuisier 17 April 1755. Several of the chairs that he made for the French royal family are now in the Musée du Louvre; they are characterized by strong moulding and by restraint in sculpted elements. His son Michel-Jacques Boulard continued the business after his father's death; his patrons included Napoleon (reg 1804-14).
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.